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NEA issues call to action in report on nuclear cost reductions
A new report from the Paris-based OECD Nuclear Energy Agency declares that nuclear power is needed for countries to meet their Paris Agreement decarbonization and energy security policy goals, but that governmental support for a rapid reduction in the cost of new nuclear capacity through the creation of certain policy frameworks is likely necessary.
H. Hashizume, T. Nishitani, S. Konishi, Y. Ueda, S. Fukada, A. Sagara
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 68 | Number 2 | September 2015 | Pages 201-210
Technical Paper | Proceedings of TOFE-2014 | dx.doi.org/10.13182/FST14-947
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Based on long-term research activities on fusion engineering, eleven key technologies for future fusion reactors, especially for demo reactor, were selected in the Working Group of fusion research under the Council for Science and Technology, MEXT.
In this paper, the recent achievement on the following key technologies will be summarized, which are strongly related to the Working Group proposal, 1) Fusion engineering research project in National Institute for Fusion Science, 2) High Tc superconducting magnets, 3) LiPb blanket system 4) Tungsten divertor and 5) Fusion engineering activities under the Broader Approach (BA) framework.